Sidi Kaouki, Morocco
Overcoming Fear and Learning to Surf in MoroccoAll my life I’d been terrified of the ocean, and I was tired of that feeling and of being held back somehow. So, finally I decided I had to face the waves head on and get over it. I went to Morocco for surf lessons and had a truly extraordinary experience in Sidi Kaouki.
The beautiful beach here is expansive and perfect for walking, running, and lounging. Camels wander by, as do dogs and horses. But it’s the water that tells the real story for me. There are big waves for experienced surfers (who are amazing to watch) and small ones for pre-beginners like me. My incredibly patient teacher got me in there, riding the waves, and even catching a few.
Magical Sidi Kaouki is where I got over my fear of the ocean, and it’s where I can't wait to return again and again for bigger waves each time.